Hundreds of items donated by kind hearted students

Generous students belonging to The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have donated hundreds of food items which will be collected by Rugby Food Bank and distributed to local people in need.

The food bank based on Newbold Road is one of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, which work to tackle food poverty across the UK. According to the foodbank’s website “In 2016/17, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, over 430,000 went to children.”

During an assembly, led by Assistant Headteacher, Elaine Stock, the students were encouraged to bring in an item for the food collection which formed part of a house competition.

Assistant Headteacher, Elaine Stock, said “As always our students have gone beyond the expected and have shown a huge amount of support for the foodbank which supports people in the local community. I’d like to say a huge well done to 10EFO of Fortune House who alone collected over 80 items.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher commented “I’d like to thank all the families who sent an item and contributed to our school’s collection. The display in our foyer looked fantastic and I’m sure it will go a long way in supporting members of the community.”

For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Theresa Bale, Headteacher’s PA on 01788 542355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.